Hundegger Australasia has announced the appointment of Benedikt (Ben) Buerschgens to the position of regional manager – New Zealand. The expansion of Hundegger machinery in Australia and New Zealand over the past 18 months, including the frame and truss segment, prefabrication, glulam and other mass timber applications has led Hundegger to make this strategic decision to support their valued New Zealand client base. Source: Timberbiz
Sam Rowe, general manager of Hundegger Australia said: “the New Zealand market continues to grow in importance to Hundegger and it has only been a matter of time and finding the right person to fulfil this critical role.
“With Ben, we believe we have an excellent fit and are confident he will add further value to our existing and new Hundegger customers in this significant market.”
Mr Buerschgens has extensive experience working with German made timber processing machines and other European manufacturers in both Germany and New Zealand through his previous roles.
According to Hundegger his background in multi-axis CNC machines, location in the Auckland area and enjoyment of all things timber and travel, make him an ideal choice for Hundegger in New Zealand.
Mr Buerschgens is a native German language speaker and will be working closely with the local service team, as well as their colleagues in Germany. His role will involve installation, servicing, training and troubleshooting with existing Hundegger machinery. He will also provide a local pre-sales contact, in exploring opportunities for the growing demand for new Hundegger machines in the region.